The Spain national rugby union team are a national sporting side of Spain, representing them at rugby union. Spain have been playing rugby since the late 1920s, playing their first international against Italy in 1929. They have qualified for one Rugby World Cup, in 1999 where they were pooled with Scotland, South Africa and Uruguay. Spain have also in the past contested the European Nations Cup. Spain plays in red and blue colours.
... Rugby is twinned with Évreux, France ... Rüsselsheim, Germany ...
... Watkins played six international rugby league matches against New Zealand, Australia and France and both captained and coached Great Britain and Wales at rugby league ...
... The Rugby Championship (until 2011 The Tri Nations) is an international rugby union competition contested annually by Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and from 2012, Argentina ... organized by SANZAR, a consortium formed by the governing bodies of the Australian Rugby Union, the New Zealand Rugby Union and the South African Rugby Union ... The former three teams compose the sport's elite, and between them have won six out of the seven Rugby World Cups, in addition to maintaining positive win records against all competitors of the Six ...
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“giving a nod, up the chimney he rose.
He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle,
But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight,
Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night.”
—Clement Clarke Moore (17791863)
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The union of this ever-diverse pair!
These two were rapid falcons in a snare,
Condemned to do the flitting of the bat.”
—George Meredith (18281909)
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pale skull protruding under ashen skin
blue veined unconscious girl
in an oxygen tent
the war in Spain has ended long ago
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